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Women heroines

Celebrating unsung heroines on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day celebrates the global social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the world. It is a time to reflect on the steps that have been made toward gender equality, look at ways we can make future changes to accelerate women’s equality further and to celebrate female actions of courage in all countries and communities.

The UK has come a long way since the beginning of the 20th century when women couldn’t even vote, but there is still more that needs to be done. We must recognise, celebrate and learn from women who continue to work toward a better future, especially those with the courage and compassion to support others, including vulnerable and elderly persons.

International Women’s Day may only last 24 hours but it should inspire efforts throughout the rest of the year, every day.

We can learn from celebrated healthcare heroines like Florence Nightingale who, although she died before World War One, was one of the most famous wartime nurses. Marie Curie who was the first woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, to less well-known heroines like Jean McFarlane who was one of nursing’s great pioneers, became the first nurse to become a life Peer.

Celebrated achievements of real-life female action heroes

Throughout modern and ancient history, women have collaborated and led purposeful action to redress inequality in the hope of a better future for their children, communities and themselves. Whether through the well-documented bold action of women heroines or through humble resistance that never made it into the history books, women have united for equality and achievement forever.

Florence Nightingale, also known as the Lady with the Lamp, 1820-1910. Not only was she a nurse for the British and allied soldiers during the Crimean War, but she was also a statistician, social reformer and was the foundational philosopher of what we know now as modern nursing. She was the first woman to be awarded the Order of the Merit and her impact on formalising nursing education has shown everyone the importance of having nurses in healthcare.

Marie Curie, 1867-1934, was a Polish and naturalised-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and the only woman to win the Nobel Prize twice, and the only person to receive the Nobel Prize in two scientific fields.

Jean McFarlane, Baroness McFarlane of Llandaff, 1926-2012, was a member of the House of Lords. She later trained as a nurse, a midwife and as a health visitor before going on to pursue a successful career in nursing teaching and administration. Baroness McFarlane was the author of several studies, notably A Guide to the Practice of Nursing Using the Nursing Process, 1982.

But let us not forget that there are thousands of women each day working in healthcare saving lives, who risked their own health during a pandemic. Let’s all appreciate and celebrate these women not only on Women’s Day but every day!

Great Park Homecare’s unsung women heroines

There are many women working in the health and social sector making a tangible difference each day to others who are vulnerable, elderly or simply need help. Those in the caring industry are committed to their duty of care, and they should too be recognised for their individual achievements and acts of kindness. All these women are our ‘unsung’ heroines.

The majority of health and social care staff are female, and we need to continue to examine the opportunities, as well as the constraints, that empower women and girls to have a voice and be equal players in this field.

We focus on how we can utilise the talents and skills of women, whoever they are, wherever they come from and whatever they do. We want to celebrate the contribution of women and talk about how we can support them in achieving their full potential.

Working for Great Park Homecare

As one of our dedicated team of carers, you will be robustly recruited, trained and developed in-house by our Management Team. It is a career and role that is always in demand, securing you a great future, with career path and opportunities to grow professionally, are limitless.

If you want to feel the awarding benefits of caring for someone as part of your career, join us. We welcome anyone wishing to work only evenings and weekend shifts. No experience is required. £200 Onboarding Bonus available. Contact us today: 01753 369088 or visit our website www.greatparkhomecare.com for information on how to apply for your fast-track interview.

Caregiving roles take many different shapes and forms, usually assisting seniors or people with disabilities or illnesses who are unable to live independently. Will you become one of our women heroines?

Unlike many providers, we never use care agency staff; each care worker is carefully matched to the person receiving care.

Delivering live-in care can be very rewarding, since, as the professional relationship builds, very close bonds are often forged between carers and their clients, bringing greater levels of trust and peace of mind. It is a truly rewarding role, to support people to live independently and happily in their own homes.

No previous care experience is necessary when starting out in care, as we appreciate that people with different experiences and from various sectors can have the potential to give great care with the proper training. We pride ourselves on our commitment to fair pay and ongoing investment in staff training, professional development and qualifications.

We always support the right candidates on their journey to a fulfilling and future-proof career. All staff have full managerial and peer mentor support, so you will always feel part of the care team and the wider company’s family.

The care we offer

We are a care company with a heart and offer care at home to many people in our local area, granting peace of mind for loved ones, who will be in the safe hands of our professional care assistants. We are always seeking outstanding and smart care assistants who love and have a car to visits clients at home.

Personal Care

We work closely with clients and their loved ones to offer personal care, support and companionship, 24 hours a day, in Windsor, Ascot, Maidenhead and the surrounding

areas. Personal care covers a whole range of options tailored around a loved one being supported with personal hygiene, incontinence, dressing and maintaining their personal appearance.

Live-in Care

Our clients receive the personal care they need, with our residential care service, staying independent at home in their local community. With a trained, professional and respectful live-in care worker, clients get support with anything and everything they need, including personal hygiene, healthcare support, household tasks and companionship.

Respite Care

Caring for a family member full-time can be as exhausting as it is rewarding. That’s why we work closely with clients and their loved ones to offer elite respite care. Our services offer family carers a chance to take a break or try out respite care as a potential precursor to live-in care. Whatever a client’s respite care needs, our Great Park Homecare carers can be trusted to be highly trained, discreet, helpful and professional always.

We care, if you care, come care with us. Please call 01753 369088 or visit our website www.greatparkhomecare.com for more information on pay and benefits and how to apply for your fast-track interview.